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It’s taken decades to get Wonder Woman to appear in a live-action movie, but her big-screen debut is only a few years away. Gal Gadot will first appear as the Amazonian princess in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the October DC film announcements revealed that her solo movie will be released the following summer. Well, that’s what we were led to believe. However, Wonder Woman’s solo outing may not be as sure of a thing as originally thought.
In an interview with Vulture, director Michelle McLaren, who was hired last month to helm Wonder Woman, mentioned that there is no release date or script for the film, and that despite DC’s planned film slate, it hasn’t even been officially green-lit yet. Combined with the non-disclosure agreements she signed, McLaren hesitant to disclose even the smallest of details regarding the project.
"I really, really, really can’t talk about this. I just picture a drone coming in over the hills and crashing through the glass and flying over here and putting duct tape over my mouth, you know?"
Well, we should be glad that DC has taken a softer approach to silencing their creative talent, as opposed to Marvel, who is probably still using their notorious snipers.
Although it’s strange that Wonder Woman hasn’t been given the official go-ahead despite DC announcing it to their investors, this shouldn’t be looked at as a red flag. Like most other movie studios, Warner Bros. likely doesn’t consider a movie green-lit until the final script is in place, and as we learned last week, there are possibly six different Wonder Woman scripts currently being written. Once that gets nailed down, then the studio will declare it "official." Besides, with the superhero movie craze at an all time high and Warner Bros. eager to get the DC Cinematic Universe going, canceling Wonder Woman would make absolutely no sense since she’s one of DC’s few A-listers. It would only take a catastrophic disaster to prevent the movie’s release, and if that happened, then that would likely screw over the entire DCCU.
The DC film announcement set Wonder Woman for release on June 23, 2017, so there’s still plenty of time to get everything in order. Suicide Squad, the film preceding Wonder Woman, has its main cast in place and will begin filming in April to make its August 5, 2016 release date. With that timing in mind, Wonder Woman will likely have everything in place by summer 2015, specifically the script, budget and most of its main cast. In the meantime, we’ll get our first look at the super heroine when Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is released on March 25, 2016.